There are three magic words that will make your home sell quickly and at the highest possible price. The first is location, for sure, but a close second is “curb appeal.”
While you can’t exactly wave a magic wand to make your front yard and home exterior look better instantly, you can tackle these projects one weekend at a time and don’t have to be selling your house to do so.
Dress up the Front Door
For almost zero cost, you can clean dirty spots around the front door knob and use metal polish on the door fixtures. Add extra oomph with a swag or wreath that reflects the home’s interior and your personal style. In addition, you don’t necessarily need to paint your whole home to boost curb appeal. Instead, you can paint the front door a bold colour that makes your house stick out. Try an inviting colour, like cool turquoise.
Install New House Numbers
Try this for an easy entry to the world of curb appeal creation. Purchase new house numbers if yours are old or faded. Try to match the new house numbers with the finish on your exterior light fixtures. Simple house numbers can start as low as $2 per number and upwards from $50-$100 for customized plaques.
Plant a Tree
This is an “oldie but goodie” tactic for home sellers, and that’s because it works. Choose a suitable tree that will be attractive whatever time of year you intend to sell the house. If you have enough space, try planting two trees to frame your house or your entryway.”
Mulch and Mulch Some More
Particularly at the beginning of the growing season or the end of the summer, flowers are dead and garden beds can be a bit of an eyesore. While organic mulches coloured with vegetable dyes deliver a punch of colour and are a choice you can feel good about, avoid them if you live in an area with lots of rain, since they fade quickly.
Upgrade your garage doors
Install garage doors with lots of visual appeal. Get the highest quality doors that you can afford for an instant upgrade. Many homes lack a defining style so let your garage door do the work. To get away from the flat, boxy look of your garage door, create visual interest with the windowpanes, horizontal relief patterns, vertical lines, or barn door style cross beams
Trim the House
Trim is like adding accessories to an outfit – it can elevate a basic house into something extraordinary. Add a layer of crown moulding to the top of the home’s current trim, employing a suitable design from simple craftsman to more ornate Victorian styles.
Paint the Bricks
Spraying a layer of paint on bricks is one of the most extensive curb appeal projects a beginner can complete, and it requires plenty of prep time and maybe even a pro to do the painting. It’s a good option only for more costly homes that will recoup the investment when they’re sold. If you have the good fortune to own a home built from gorgeous bricks, such as old clay-fired red brick from the early 1900s, skip this project.
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